X'mas in Murakami's Jazz Wonderland

X'mas in Murakami's Jazz Wonderland

Venue:
Shanghai Oriental Art Center - Concert Hall
425 Dingxiang Road, near Century Avenue Pudong Shanghai
Date:
12/24/2020
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X'mas in Murakami's Jazz Wonderland

X'mas in Murakami's Jazz Wonderland

12/24/2020
Shanghai Oriental Art Center - Concert Hall
425 Dingxiang Road, near Century Avenue Pudong Shanghai
80 - 380
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Any serious reader of Haruki Murakami - and even most of the casual ones - will have picked up on the fact that, apart from the work that has made him quite possibly the world’s most beloved living novelist, the man has two passions: running and jazz. In his memoir What I Talk About When I Talk About Running, he tells the story of how he became a runner, which he sees as inextricably bound up with how he became a writer. Both personal transformations occurred in his early thirties, after he sold Peter Cat, the Tokyo jazz bar he spent most of the 1970s operating. Yet he hardly put the music behind him, continuing to maintain a sizable personal record library, weave jazz references into his fiction, and even to write the essay collections Portrait in Jazz and Portrait in Jazz 2.

“I had my first encounter with jazz in 1964 when I was 15,” Murakami writes in the New York Times. “Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers performed in Kobe in January that year, and I got a ticket for a birthday present. This was the first time I really listened to jazz, and it bowled me over. I was thunderstruck.” Though unskilled in music himself, he often felt that, in his head, “something like my own music was swirling around in a rich, strong surge. I wondered if it might be possible for me to transfer that music into writing. That was how my style got started.”

PROGRAM

01 

Beatles | Norwegian Wood

Duke Ellington | Prelude to a Kiss

Nat King Cole | Pretend

Antonio Carlos Jobim | The Girl From Ipanema

02

Bill Evans | Waltz for Debby

Richard Rodgers (John Coltrane) | My Favorite Things

Vernon Duke | Autumn in New York

Duke Ellington | It Don’t Mean a Thing

03

Harold Arlen | It’s Only a Paper Moon

Fats Waller | Jitterbug Waltz

Glenn Miller | Moonlight Serenade

Johnny Walker

Zhang Xiongguan | Johnny Walker

Zhang Xiongguan | Naoko’s Forest

04

Jerome Kern | Look for the Silver Lining

The Beatles | Here Comes the Sun

Felix Benard | Winter Wonderland

Louis Armstrong | What a Wonderful World

Program is subject to change

Band Members

Zhang Xiongguan(张雄关)

Zhang Le(张乐)

Li Shihai(李世海)

Xu Zhitong(徐之曈)

Tian Xin(田欣)

Notice

Date: Thursday, December 24 @ 19:30

There is no age limit but children under 1 meter are not allowed into the venue.


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X'mas in Murakami's Jazz Wonderland

Venue:
Shanghai Oriental Art Center - Concert Hall
425 Dingxiang Road, near Century Avenue Pudong Shanghai
Date:
12/24/2020
Choose Session:
This ticket is only available as a paper ticket